Karen Melms holds her daughter, Kaylee Jane VanSickle, who was born Wednesday. Melms was en route to her C-section at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport when a tire went flat on her car in the Sizerville Road area while going out of Emporium. Bradford Era route driver for Emporium, Tim Hoffower, assisted with the tire change, and Melms was able to make her scheduled appointment.

Special delivery: Era route driver aids woman about to give birth

A Bradford Era route driver in Emporium for 26 years, Tim Hoffower has seen many unusual sights and made hundreds of deliveries, but this week he aided in one very special delivery he won’t be forgetting soon.

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